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there's also reaction locally. kcci's ryan smith is live in studio. ryan: local leaders sounding off about president obama's announcement. the fight over the canada-to-texas project became political football for the past seven years. nebraska's governor stating today that the keystone pipeline would brought revenue to the counties. we spoke with iowa congressman david young late this afternoon. he expressed disappointment in the president's decision. and said islands would have benefited -- iowans would have benefited from the project. rep. david young: you look at the people getting their welding certificates now at some of our community colleges and those apprenticeship programs, they would have been working on this pipeline. the drivers and truckers out there, they would have been hauling pipeline. this would be money in the pockets of iowans. i'm disappointed the president did this. ryan we are gathering more : reaction tonight on this controversial decision. we hear from the state's
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senator ted cruz, tonight at 10:00. live in studio, ryan smith, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. stacey: we want to know what you think. we're asking the question in our kcci now poll. do you agree with president obama's decision to block the keystone xl pipeline? 71% of you agree. 29% disagree. you can vote in our poll right now. call or text the number on your screen. or vote through social media -- facebook, twitter, and kcci.com. steve: new at 5:00, gruesome details revealed today in the ngor makuey trial. investigators say makuey used a metal spatula to kill 97-year-old rupert anderson and injure his wife harriet last year in their eastside des moines home. makuey denied ever being there, despite a picture that shows him in front of the anderson home that night. >> did you confront the defendant with the fact that there was blood on his clothes? >> yes. >> and what did he say? >> he had no explanation for it. steve: the medical examiner determined that rupert anderson died from blunt-force trauma to
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stacey: new information, des moines police say one person is recovering after a shooting late thursday across the street from findley elementary. several people were in the home at 3107 cambridge at the time of the shooting. right now, no description of the suspect. but officers say the shooting is likely an isolated incident. an eastside home is riddled with bullets overnight in a drive-by shooting. des moines police were called to 1200 fillmore around 1:40 this morning. kelly: you just don't know how you feel about it until it happens to you. you know? it breaks your heart. stacey: the homeowner told police five shots went into a car and the home, one breaking a window. no word tonight about suspects. this case remains under investigation. steve: the des moines police are investigating a bank robbery where the suspect was not wearing a mask. this happened at the bankers trust at 3905 merle hay road around 10:15 this morning. police say the suspect handed a note to the teller demanding money. he got away on foot with an
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this case remains under investigation. flames engulf a remote eastern iowa golf course early this morning. look at this video. there is major damage to the amana colonies golf club clubhouse. no injuries are reported. but the clubhouse walls and roof were severely damaged. this building is considered a total loss. stacey: the johnston community school district is in the process of getting more cameras for their school buses. this, in the midst of an incident last week when students shot cell phone video of a bus driver assaulting a special needs student. a spokeswoman says the district had ordered eight cameras before the incident happened. each camera costs about $2000. and there are 80 buses in the district. it's something security experts say we should do, but a lot of people don't. kcci's vanessa peng is live in ames. vanessa, it's a pretty simple thing to do. vanessa: stacey, a lot of iowans don't lock their doors. in our unscientific poll, we found an astonishing number of
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simple step to protect their homes from break-ins. in the unscientific now poll we asked, how do you make sure your home is secure against a break-in? a shocking 73% of respondents say they do nothing, not even locking their doors. harold: i grew up in a small farm on nebraska. nobody locked their doors there, just weren't incidents that happened. vanessa: harold ridpheh of gilbert says now that he's moved off the farm, he locks his doors. harold: deadbolts on the two then the door from the garage to the kitchen. vanessa: wednesday, we spoke to ames police about five burglaries that happened over the halloween weekend. all the victims didn't lock their doors. wyatt davis say he and his roommates lost their keys. wyatt: i guess we need to learn our lesson to keep our doors locked. vanessa: jane larson owns a business called funky roost. it's right next to her ames home. she's dealt with some burglaries. jane: we take every step, i
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guess, we could think to prevent people from coming in. but it does make you feel kind of vulnerbale. vanessa: larson says she has a security system, carries a firearm, and locks her doors. jane: you're asking for trouble without locking your doors in today's world. i think it's just something you need to do. vanessa: donald johnson agrees. he owns a lawn mower repair shop in rural story city. donald: i think i am in a good, safe community that i don't have to worry about break-ins, but we're not immune. vanessa: you can find tips on how to protect your home from a break-in by going to our website, kcci.com. live in ames, vanessa peng, kcci 8 news, iowa's news leader. steve: we saw blue skies there, and if this is normal, this is not bad. kurtis: our coldest day so far, and it was pretty nice. big creek marina, below the horizon, 53 degrees. most of us in the 50's, some
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current readings, upper 40's as you head north of ames over to marshalltown. 52 in the metro, knoxville is 54. pretty shot yesterday from west des moines of the rainbow after the rain moved on through. we will see a few clouds overnight, but they will break through to sunshine very quickly on saturday. noon is 49, 4 p.m. is 55. a detailed look at your weekend, in the mid-50's on saturday, i think the winds will pick up on sunday from the cell. more details on your weekend in futurecast, coming up in a few minutes. stacey: new at 5:00, iowa agriculture officials say they've lifted the quarantine on all 72 commercial poultry farms in the state affected by bird flu. that clears the way for all of those farms to re-stock. five backyard flocks will be under quarantine until next month. an abundance of ladybugs is
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wine industry. multi-colored asian lady beetles are burrowing into clusters of grapes. those beetles secrete a foul-smelling chemical when crushed, which can ruin large quantities of wine. experts say the beetles thrived this year because of a near-record soybean crop that fed them, and the absence of a hard freeze. steve: you can call that beetle juice. new at 5:00, gas prices continue to fall. you will now pay just $2.19 a gallon if you fill up tonight. the price slide could end though, if crude oil prices stay close to where they are right now. aixa: west point story under scrutiny. i'm aixa diaz in washington. why ben carson's campaign is now clarifying his comments about a scholarship offer to the military academy. steve: plus, it's football friday night. we're live atatallas center-grimes with tonight's playoff game of the week. find out where the winner is headed next week.
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, the unusual animal announcer: this is iowa's news leader. this is kcci 8 news at 5:00 with steve karlin, stacey horst, and chief meteorologist john mclaughlin. steve: story under scrutiny. there are now questions surrounding ben carson's claim that he was once offered a scholarship to west point. stacey: kcci's aixa diaz is live in washington tonight.
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aixa, this comes just four days before the next gop debate. aixa: that is right, stacey and steve. ben carson wrote in his book "gifted hands" he was offered a full ride to west point. his campaign is now clarifying carson never actually said he applied for admission. according to "politico," a west point spokeswoman says the military academy has no record of a ben carson application. even though the retired neurosurgeon has said he turned down an offer from the school. his campaign says carson was a top rotc member who was only told by his commanders he could get an appointment to the academy, but never applied. matt: he's got a lot of support. it's possible that people see this attack as being planted by the mainstream media and the establishment politicians. aixa: a new cnn/orc poll puts carson in second place in iowa. less than three months before the caucuses, donald trump comes in first with 25% of support. gov. chris christie: i've been
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aixa: filing primary papers in new hampshire, chris christie brushed aside his low poll numbers. which disqualify him from next week's gop primetime debate and place him in the earlier, less-watched event. gov. john kasich: i have confidence that the people of new hampshire make really good choices. aixa: john kasich also filed for the first-in-the-nation primary today. ohio's governor is one of the top eight republicans debating in primetime tuesday night. and the democrats in this race are holding a forum tonight in south carolina, before their debate next saturday in iowa. stacey: aixa, another republican candidate has also been bumped to the earlier debate. right? aixa: that is right. mike huckabee is joining christie, bobby jindal, and rick santorum in the early debate. and this time around, lindsey graham and george pataki didn't even qualify to be in that
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stacey: aixa diaz in washington. by the way tuesday's gop debate , is being held in milwaukee. be sure to tune in this weekend for kcci's new political interview program, "matter of fact." fernando espuelas hosts from washington, d.c. with guests jeb bush and bernie sanders. the show debuts november 7 at 6:30 p.m., one year ahead of the presidential election. you can also catch the re-broadcast sunday at 5 p.m. on metv 8.2. steve: making news right now, russia's president has stopped all flights to egypt. britain's prime minister has also suspended all flights to and from the area. investigators are trying to figure out why a russian jetliner crashed in the sinai peninsula last week, killing all 224 people on board. meanwhile, egyptian airport workers are on high-alert, as investigators look into whether a security lapse allowed a terrorist to slip a bomb onto the flight. flights headed for the u.s. from some airports in and near the middle east will now receive extra security reviews following the russian jetliner crash.
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response to any specific threat, but based on what officials have learned about last week's crash. the new protocols will be in effect at fewer than 10 u.s. airports. stacey: it's football friday night, and the quarterfinals are this week. kcci's tony seeman is live at dallas center-grimes with tonight's game of the week. tony: that's right. guys, we are live in a very windy dcg high school. should be a fun one tonight. the bleachers are empty, but you can bet it will be rocking. dcg and norwalk. both these teams having fantastic seasons, and try to make history in the process. neither one of these schools has made it to the unidome. the semifinals are still around, and that is on this team's mine. scott: you embrace back/ that.
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that is what you do. unidome. it is a chance to play in the championship game. we talk about it. and we have addressed it over the year. hanging out there in the night. you have to just take it all in stride and make sure you do not focused so much on that. just go out and do your job. tony: dcg taking on norwalk. should be a barnburner. we will have highlights tonight. and we have an all-star on the field who is gone on to be an all-star on the sideline. live in dallas center-grimes, tony seeman, kcci 8 sports, iowa's sports leader. steve: thank you, tony. we told you yesterday at 5:00 that set-up is underway in water works park for jolly holiday lights. now, another sure sign of the approaching winter season is here. the brenton skating plaza in downtown des moines will be opening soon. the outdoor ice skating rink starts its 10th season on november 20. you can buy discounted season
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passes online, now through november 19. i am getting my signature model sharpened. kurtis: it is getting to be that time of year. and obviously, a bit cooler out there -- i really hope your team makes it to the dome. in the 40's at kickoff, and by the time the game comes to an end, northwest breeze will take the wind chill down to the 30's. presently in the metro, we are 52 with the northwest wind atd. that will quiet down as the game goes on, and will be a crisp evening. look at tomorrow morning, around 35. heading out of town, temperatures below freezing. sunshine comes up at 6:00. the trend now, even of tomorrow will be cool, we're still going
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4:00 p.m. is 54. 40's to the north, mason city and fort dodge is 41. a few clouds would drift in as an eye goes along. no precipitation expected. i do not expect these clouds to hang around for long, maybe if you get up very early on saturday. but as the day progresses, we see nice sunshine out there. if you are traveling, quiet across the midwest. 50's from north dakota down to kansas, minneapolis tomorrow is 47. chicago is 51. st. louis is 59 with sunshine. a big ridge of high pressure is setting us up for a quiet stretch of weather. and as it tracks off, we get a southerly flow on sunday. that will warm us up as we move into monday. overnight, clouds move on out -- there is the morning. afternoon sunshine across the state, clear skies saturday night. as we head into sunday, more
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sunshine. it looks to be generally statewide, maybe a few clouds along the mississippi. low tonight down to 35, partly cloudy skies. winds initially a bit breezy. but quickly settling down, northwest at 5-10. 54 tomorrow, sunshine with a cool breeze. sunday has a high in the upper 50's, only thing on sunday is that the south winds pick up. especially out in western iowa. i think we get some gusts around 23. upper 50's and drive for monday, just some clouds late. a storm system arrives, best chance for rain looks to be late tuesday and wednesday into early thursday. just a 20% chance, but most of the precipitation will fall on wednesday. and dry weather next friday into next week in. steve: thank you. it is 5:19 on a friday afternoon.
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if you are driving, nothing to slow you down. no incidents or accidents in greater des moines, drive times? 10 minutes to the west and six minutes to the east. stacey: johnston school officials hope more eyes on bus drivers and passengers will keep everybody safe. kevin has more on our top story at 6:00. kevin: well, stacey, here is the deal. more cameras are going in on school buses in the johnston community school district. all this in the works before last week's assault on a school bus. kcci's rose heaphy explains how many buses in the fleet will have the system. plus --
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steve: today in the buzz, wait until you see this unusual animal that's on the loose right now in downtown des moines. stacey: take a look at this. it is a beautiful animal. an exotic cat that's a cross between an african serval and a bengal. the cat is brown with spots like a leopard. look at that. it's actually brad goldman's pet that darted outside near third
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he's offering a $500 reward. for anyone who can find it. brad: he looks a little wild. i don't think anyone should be afraid of him. obviously, it is like any animal outside their natural or normal environment, you want to approach with caution. but he's very much a friendly and lovable house cat. stacey: he is beautiful. goldman hopes someone finds the exotic cat downtown before it gets cold outside, because the animal is never been outside before. steve: let us hope they find it. stacey: a dream comes true for a houston man dying of a rare form of cancer. steve: this is pretty cool. he got to see the new "star wars" movie early, before millions of fans. doctors told 32-year-old daniel fleetwood this summer that he had just months to live. the movie is set to be released in the u.s. a week before christmas. but the life-long "star wars" fan feared he wouldn't be around to see it. stacey: that's when his wife started an onlinincampaign, asking disney to let daniel screen the film early. this week, the movie's director,
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and a disney representative confirms they delivered an unedited version of the film to his home yesterday. steve: that is really impressive. "star wars: the force awakens" releases december 18. we're back next with a final check of your forecast. the weekend is coming up. you're watching kcci 8 news at 5:00. son of a polish immigrant who grew up in a brooklyn tenement. he went to public schools, then college, where the work of his life began -- fighting injustice and inequality, speaking truth to power. he moved to vermont, won election and praise as one of america's best mayors. in congress, he stood up for working families
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steve: a little something in traffic right now, i-235 at 63rd street. at least four police vehicles in the center lane, slowing down traffic. we do not know exactly what is going on. but nevertheless, it will slow
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kurtis: head into the playoffs, keep in mind it is november. temperatures in the 40's, wind chill in the 30's.
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e >> pelley: tougher screening in store for americans flying overseas. russia takes a major step. and investigators zero in on the cause of that russian jet tragedy.
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also tonight, did candidate ben
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